BENGALURU: The Horticulture Department is now preparing for a flower show at Nandi Hills. The Department has got approval for a project to fix the 2-km stretch of road from the foot of the hills to the top.
Speaking to Express, station officer Ravichandran said that there was an idea to host a flower show as the place was ideal and the climate supports flowering plants.
“The Horticulture Department got a proposal approved for the road project as the bad roads were posing a hurdle. But once the road is fixed, it will be easy to go ahead with the flower show,” he said.
The tender process is likely to get over by September-end and the road work may be completed by December. “For development of Nandi Hills, the Department also has received support from Deputy Commissioner of Chikballapur,” he added.
“A sum of `16 lakh was transferred into the Horticulture Department’s account. And with 13 gardeners, the Department has already done wonders in maintaining the existing plants. If 14 more of the vacant posts are filled, more beauty can be added here,” he said.
Horticulture Director S B Bommanalli who inspected Nandi Hills on Monday confirmed the development works pertaining to roads. “The road will be fixed and we will see how best it will be suited for us to conduct a flower show here,” he said.
“On an average, every Saturday, over 2,500 people visit and on Sunday, over 4,000 visitors come here. On normal days, the place gets about 300 visitors,” the officer said.